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Notes of the South Publications


Dedicated to documenting the history and experience of this unique area called the South through scholarly writing and interpretation, we are proud to announce the publication of our first book History of Possum Corner, Trickum, Goddess & Mountain Park: As Seen from the William Garner Home of Gwinnett County, Georgia in January of 2018, the year of Gwinnett County's bicentennial. With over 200 pages, 490 names of locals, and dozens of historic photographs this book is an amazing resource for historians and genealogists alike.

Praise received...

History of Possum Corner, Trickum, Goddess & Mountain Park: As Seen from the William Garner Home of Gwinnett County is already receiving great reviews from notable sources. We are honored by their words and feel it is a duty to continue offering helpful, insightful work for fellow researchers and enthusiasts of Southern history and genealogy.

Their comments can be read below:

"Carl Tiegreen has woven a very interesting story about these Gwinnett County communities and families, luckily recording their saga before all is lost in the march of time. He has so ably captured and documented the essence of rural southern life over the last two centuries, the book is a model for what others should do for their own  communities. It is a welcomed addition to the local histories of Georgia."  ~  Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., Genealogy/local history columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Carl does a great job in this book helping people understand the history behind this great place we call Mountain Park. It's one thing to live and grow up here but it is another to learn how this place became so special."  ~  Jeff Francoeur, Major League Baseball star and native of Mountain Park
"In the tradition of the late Franklin Garrett's encyclopedic Atlanta and Environs, Carl Tiegreen has produced an extraordinarily detailed, yet highly readable history of four pioneer communities in Gwinnett County. Tiegreen's History of Possum Corner ... will be a welcome addition to the library of everyone seeking the human story of the area's early settlers."  ~  Ren & Helen Davis, authors of Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery: An Illustrated History and Guide, Georgia Historical Society's Lilla Hayes Award; Georgia Writer's Association Author of the Year

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A Key To Southern Nicknames: Found In The United States Census Reports, 1790-1940

This is our newest publication, a helpful guide to understanding and reading nicknames, abbreviations, and honorifics found in Southern census records recorded from 1790-1940. Compiled over many years, it's a perfect compliment to the desk of genealogists and researchers of all eras of the Southern states.

Special Limited Genealogy Titles

Notes of the South has partnered with the estate of Lerlene Rowell Covington to make available her excellent and now rare genealogy titles. Ms. Covington, a descendant of pioneer families of the Mississippi Territory and resident of Texas, was a true exemplar of family research. We will have the remainder of her scarce lineage books The Sterling Family (1981),  John Combest and His Descendants (1987), and Jeremiah Harrison's Descendants (1990's) for purchase until they run out ... Go to the Order Books page to get yours now before they are no longer available.